2018 Physical Therapy Tips: Start the Year Right

January 5th, 2018

The new year is an opportunity for us all to focus on self improvement. Whether you are seeking to improve your workout regimen or your physical well-being, the 2018 new year is the perfect time. At Farmingdale Physical Therapy, we’re ready to turn over a new leaf, too. As exercise and physical therapy specialists, we

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Pre-Workout Nutrition: What and When to Eat Before Workout

October 18th, 2017

A Pre-workout snack is just as important as any other snack throughout the day. It provides you with the energy and nutrients to perform your best during your workout. But, that is, only if you eat the right kind of foods. Processed foods or a large serving of fatty foods can make you feel sluggish

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What Comes First: Cardio or Strength Training?

October 12th, 2017

Cardio is a vital part of any workout regime whether it is for weight loss, bodybuilding, strength training, or sports training. It increases our endurance levels and is also an important way to preventing all sorts of health problems and diseases. But, when is the best time to do cardio? Recent studies show doing cardio

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5 Easy Ways to Stay Active

September 27th, 2017

Like most people, you probably spend a lot of time sitting. Whether it is in your car, at your desk, or on the couch, studies show, on average, we sit 7.7 hours a day, and some results estimate people sit up to 15 hours a day. The American Medical Association says that sitting for extended

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How to Fuel Your Body for Endurance Activities

August 29th, 2017

5k marathons and other endurance sports and activities are becoming more popular each day. How you prepare nutritiously for such activities, may be the difference between just participating and actually succeeding in these long endurance based events or sports. Eatright.org divides the foods you should eat for endurance training in three separate categories-carbohydrates, fats, and

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5 Ways to Stop Cravings

August 27th, 2017

If you’ve ever been on a diet before, you’ve probably experienced food cravings every now and then. A food craving is a strong desire for certain foods, usually the type that are often restricted when dieting, like foods high in sugar and carbs. Succumbing to cravings while on a diet is a big part of

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5 Tips for a Healthy Digestive System

August 25th, 2017

“Your digestive system breaks down the foods you eat into the nutrients your body needs. If you neglect your digestive health, your body could run into problems digesting foods and absorbing those nutrients,” according to everyday HEALTH. The most common problems related to the digestive tract are bloating, gas, nausea, diarrhea, constipation and heartburn. These

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Proper Way to Cool Down After Working Out

August 21st, 2017

After any workout session, resistance training, HIIT or cardio your muscles begin to break down. “The immediate time after exercise is essential to muscle and tissue repair, strength building and overall recovery. The post-workout phase is a critical part of any exercise routine,” says Fabio Comana, an exercise physiologist with the American Council on Exercise.

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 Acute Injuries vs. Chronic Injuries

August 18th, 2017

What is Considered an Acute Injury? According to the Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention, acute injuries are usually the result of one traumatic event. Common examples include: Wrist fractures Ankle sprains Shoulder dislocations Hamstring muscle strain   What is Considered a Chronic Injury? Acute injuries are less common than chronic injuries. Chronic injuries usually occur

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2 Secrets for a Speedy Recovery after Workouts

May 26th, 2017

The recovery process has become a staple of each athlete’s training program. In order to have a successful workout session during your training cycle, an athlete needs to provide themselves with the newest and most appropriate forms of recovery. #1 Compression Therapy One of the newest trends that has become very popular among collegiate athletes

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